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Misclassification could cost workers their overtime pay

Many workers in Missouri who regularly spend more than 40 hours each week performing job duties may expect to receive overtime pay, or time-and-a-half, for the extra hours. However, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Fair Labor Standards Act does not require employers to pay independent contractors overtime pay, and because of this, some companies intentionally misclassify workers

What is time clock rounding?

When it comes to overtime pay, there are some employers who will do anything to avoid it. You may have worked for an employer that watched hours very closely and stopped you from clocking in if it would mean you went into overtime. This is understandable since overtime pay costs them more money. However, there may be some employers in Missouri who take their methods too far and actually cheat you out of earned overtime pay. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Overtime Pay

As a worker in Kansas City, you may rely on overtime pay to get by. As a result, it’s essential that you’re fully aware of the process to ensure that you’re being paid fairly and according to all applicable laws and regulations. The following are a few commonly asked questions regarding overtime pay, with answers provided by the United States Department of Labor.

Administrative exemption controversy

What is an administrative exemption and why is it such a big deal for mortgage industry employees? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) already has criteria for administrative employees, but the interpretation of these criteria has proven to spark some disagreement and controversy.

Discrepancies in overtime pay a widespread issue for Baltimore PD

For many workers in Missouri, the idea of working overtime to make some extra money is a welcomed way to boost a paycheck or save up for something special. In fact, under federal law, employers are required to pay overtime in many states once a worker has exceeded so many hours in a week. However, if not properly monitored, dishonest employees can get away with claiming overtime hours they have not actually worked. 

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